Training

Psychological Service staff have a wide range of general and specialist knowledge and skills which may be utilised in providing a high quality of staff development and training. The service has a portfolio of staff development and training opportunities it can offer to professionals, educational establishments and other service users, tailored to the needs and contexts of individual establishments and users.

There is also a well-developed continuing professional development programme for Psychological Service staff based on service needs outlined in the development plan and individual needs identified through on-going professional review. Current and recent areas for professional development include Video Interactive Guidance (VIG), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Solution-Oriented approaches, Restorative Approaches, Video Enhanced Reflective Practice (VERP), Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PAThS) and Nurturing approaches.